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Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

Former Troop Member Needs Our Support!


This is taken from the August 19th edition of the Cherokee Ledger-News. To read the full article visit

You may remember retired Sgt. 1st Class Scott McElroy. He is an Eagle Scout, and former member of Troop 465. He came to summer camp this past summer to speak to us and relate to us a story of how Scouting and Troop 465 touched his life. While recovering from injuries sustained in the Middle East, at a military hospital in Germany, Sgt. McElroy came across a calendar produced by the Daughters of the American Revolution in a prayer closet. One of the months in the calendar featured a picture of Troop 465, his Troop conducting a flag ceremony at summer camp.

Sgt. McElroy’s is in the running to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle through Kangaroo Express’s fifth annual Salute Our Troops campaign. If he tops the competition, Sgt. McElroy is pledging to raffle off the motorcycle and donate the proceeds to the Combat Wounded Coalition and the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. Out of all the contestants, Sgt. McElroy is the only one pledging to auction off the bike and donate funds back to service members and wounded veterans. Sgt. McElroy is competing against nine other service members and is in second place with nearly 2,500 votes. The service member that receives the most votes by Sept. 2nd will win the motorcycle.

This is where you, Troop 465 comes in; let’s show our support for Sgt. McElroy by voting for him. Visit, you’ll be taken to Sgt. McElroy’s Facebook voting page. Be forewarned, I’ve not been able to get this page to load in the Facebook mobile app. The above link will launch your browser (both mobile and non mobile devices) and take you to Facebook.

You can vote once a day through the end of the contest, September 2nd, so vote soon, vote often.

Scout Families,

Please take a minute and update your enrollment in the Kroger Community Rewards program as noted below. Once registered and updated, shopping at Kroger supports our Troop with a quarterly donation based on our purchases.

I would also encourage you to ask your friends and relatives to sign up to support Troop 465.

Organization Name: 465 ALUMNI, INC
Organization Number: 26164

For more details and instructions on how to enroll visit

Thanks for your continuing support.

Phil Ergle, Committee Chair

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Mike Lamanac is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Lamanac is only our 6th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Mike Lamanac,

Committee Chair - Phil Ergle,

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Updated 08/27/15